WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING A LABIAPLASTY?
You will come to our Palo Alto office where our AAAASF surgery center is located so that Dr. Boudreault can perform the procedure. No general anesthetic is required. Dr. B will complete the entire procedure using a local anesthetic and the whole process should be done in about an hour. You may experience some discomfort after the operation, but this discomfort is usually easily handled with standard painkillers or ice packs. Once the procedure is complete, you can go home. The stitches should dissolve within a week or two.
HOW LONG IS THE RECOVERY TIME?
Full recovery from a labiaplasty is about a week, after which the sutures should have dissolved. However, you can shower the day after your labiaplasty, and you should be able to return to work only three or four days after the procedure is complete. It is recommended that you abstain from sexual intercourse for at least six weeks after the procedure has been completed. If you feel that you would prefer professional postoperative care subsequent to your labiaplasty, we can recommend the fine professionals at Soros Concierge Nursing Overnight Care for this purpose.
WHAT DOES A LABIAPLASTY TREAT?
A labiaplasty is designed to treat the elongated or enlarged labia that may result from childbirth or the effects of aging or other health issues. In addition to helping to improve hygiene, having a vaginal rejuvenation procedure can improve functionality in the area and restore self-confidence. During your consultation, Dr. B will review your specific situation with you and help you determine if a labiaplasty is the right procedure for you, as well as what you can expect as a result of the procedure.
HOW SOON WILL I SEE RESULTS FROM A LABIAPLASTY?
You should see the results of your labiaplasty immediately. While there may be some soreness or swelling, the results will be obvious, and by the time that swelling has faded and the sutures have dissolved, about a week or two, the appearance of the area will be virtually identical to the way it was before the enlarging or elongating of your labia occurred, with effectively no evidence that a procedure was performed at all other than your new, rejuvenated appearance.
HOW MUCH DOES A LABIAPLASTY COST?
The typical average cost of a vaginal rejuvenation procedure is $4000 to $6000. The value of being able to wear your favorite swimsuit or yoga pants again is incalculable. If you wish to spread out your labiaplasty payments over time, as many of our patients do, we are happy to recommend credit services like CareCredit and Alphaeon. These services have effectively offered many of our patients the convenience of easy monthly payments for their labiaplasty or other cosmetic surgery procedures. Many of our patients will choose to apply for credit cards with longer terms at 0% interest, so you can enjoy your results soon without the immediate financial burden upfront.